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06 September 2003 @ 12:19 pm
::unholy angst-filled scream of frustration::  
I went to the library to get a book. Without knowing it, I dared get in the way of the childruuun and the bumfuckers who let them believe they run the planet.

On the way there, I have to slam the brakes to avoid pulping some little fool's remote-controlled car. This kid was standing in his wide-open driveway, running his car across the street and back again. Uh, hello?

Then I get to the library. Oh, but God forbid that library patrons should be allowed the use of the library parking lot! Nay, heathen wretch in pursuit of self-enrichment, thou mayst not tread here. For you see, the parking lot was jam-packed with gas-guzzling soccer mom vans that double as transportation for Mom, Dad, Future Dumb Jock and Future Sorority Slut Cheerleader to the peewee football game in the neighboring field. After squeezing my way through Double Parking Nightmare Land, I had to drive back to the nearby bank, park there, and stumble down a muddy hill to the library.

I don't mind a long walk through a parking lot- or even across parking lots. What really gets me angry is that the library parking lot would never be packed like that any other time. "Ask our kids to read? That's asking too much!" says the Parent. No matter where you look, academics get trumped by sports every time. I'm not saying sports are a bad thing- far from it. But don't throw elaborate celebrations for star athletes, put them on TV/in the newspaper, elevate them to demigod status, tell them that they should concentrate on sports where the "real money" is, and then whine that the American education system is a failure.

I think next time I will run over that remote-control car.
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: Limp Bizkit - Something to Break
thedemonprist on September 6th, 2003 01:02 pm (UTC)
Children - the *other* other white meat!
Gah...I know it'd be tempting to reduce that little remote-controlled car to itty bitty smithereens, but consider this: If you do, Snotley's mom will sue you for causing irreparable emotional trauma to her GoldenSprog(tm), which would leave you broke and unable to fulfill your commitment to self-betterment, which would leave me short one general in my bid for world domination. And you wouldn't wanna do that, now would you? >;)

Joking aside, Ah feel your pain. The main reason behind that half-assed (okay, *all*-assed) referenDUMB they passed back here was because everyone was bitching about their goddamn precious football shit and how all the poor heartbroken little kiddies wouldn't be able to know the joys of lording it over all the other preps if they didn't have sports - NOT because they were so bloody concerned about the actual state of education. If they were, they'd have fired this fuckwit English teacher I had for sophomore year and paid better attention to how their dollars were spent. (And do note, too, that the jagoff they rehired to be school stupidintendent recently helped himself to a brand-spankin' new raise because "he deserved it.")

Sports in general are good and can be a lot of fun - but the way they tend to be run leaves a lot to be desired, because all the fun and actual value gets sucked out of it, and the jock/profit mentality swoops right in and takes over.

I can't wait to get out of this town...but that is another rant for another time. ;)
andvariar on September 8th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
It hasnt come up before, but I do indeed love the HELL out of the way you write ^_^
Miusherimiusheri on September 8th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! =) I consider my day made.

BTW, have you written much lately in the way of fanfiction, etc?